Festival of Trees & Lights


Presented by Republic Bank

Nov. 14-16, 2014, Louisville Slugger Field

Join us for the 25th annual Festival of Trees & Lights! Hosted by the Children's Hospital Foundation, hundreds of volunteers design and decorate Christmas trees, wreaths and hand crafted holiday items - all of which are for sale to raise funds for the neuroscience and neurosurgery program at Kosair Children’s Hospital. See trees available for purchase 

   This event is also made possible by numerous sponsors.


General admission

$5 for children under 12 and senior citizens (65+); $8 for adults. Children’s activities are free with admission. 

  • Friday, Nov. 14, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Preview Day: Shopping and enjoyment of holiday décor
  • Saturday, Nov. 15 and Sunday, Nov. 16, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Scout and Community Days: Scouts in uniform receive a special event patch; shopping, entertainment and children's activities.
  • Schedule of Events

Ticketed events

  • Friday, Nov. 14, 6 to 9 p.m., Dickens Family Night. Dickens-era costumed characters and carolers, the festival's first appearance of Santa Claus, free children's activities and a fireworks show. Children: $5; adults: $8; families of four or more: $25. Tickets available at the door.
  • Saturday, Nov. 22, 6 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., Special finale event: The Snow Ball, presented by Konica Minolta. This black tie gala features a silent auction, gourmet meal and dinner at the Louisville Marriott Downtown. Call (502) 629-8060 for tickets or  information.

Festival highlights:

  • New Main Street on Ice skating rink
  • Children's activities
  • Sweet Shop with take-home delicacies
  • Gift Shop filled with delightful gift ideas for the holidays
  • Scout Days, Nov. 15 and 16: Scouts in uniform receive a free event patch.
  • Holiday entertainment

Sterling Silver Tree:

To commemorate its silver anniversary, the Festival of Trees & Lights will be selling only 200 pieces of a special sterling silver tree. The tree is accented in 14 karat gold and can be worn as a pin or a pendant. The jewelry piece can be purchased online or during the Festival of Trees & Lights event for $69, while supplies last.

How can you help? Volunteer in several ways